The best footwear for treadmill running in 2011 will depend largely on your gait, measurements and willingness to spend, as treadmill running is much less demanding on your body and requires less preparation than road running. Treadmills are much softer than most roads, meaning cushioning will be less vital to your workout success. However, as treadmill runners place more of an emphasis on hitting their heels than do road runners due to the lack of vertical movement, you'll need to make sure that you're getting enough heel support. In the following, you'll learn about some of the best treadmill running shoes out there.
Zappos carries this lightweight treadmill running shoe for only $75. The shoe comes in a pink and a grey colorway and has an air mesh upper for high breathability, a synthetic leather overlay for a bit of support, a padded tongue and a soft mesh lining. This shoe uses an injected EVA midsole and a TRAXION outsole for extra grip. This is also one of the more fashionably modern running shoes out there!
You can buy this high end running shoe for $115 through the Nike store. The shoe comes in a yellow and grey colorway and will work well running both indoors and outside. The shoe has a water resistant mesh upper, a reflective midfoot overlay and Nike Zoom units in the heel to keep the shoes with both a low profile and responsive cushioning. The shoes weigh only 9.8 ounces and will work well to limit pronation.
This should be on your shopping list if you're seeking a budget treadmill running shoe. This one goes for $30 or half off its original price at 6PM.com and comes in a simple grey and white color scheme. The shoe has a mesh and synthetic upper with a lightly padded body, textile lining and SURE LACE secure laces for a snug fit through your run. The shoe also uses an ACTEVA midsole that won't compress and patented Ndurance rubber in the outsole.
Zappos sells this one for $77, a bit less than its $90 retail price. The shoe comes in 11 fashionable color combinations and uses the brand's Climacool tech to keep your feet cool through your workout. It's also got more cushioning than most running shoes, as its designed for underpronators. The Ride has a lightweight mesh upper, a molded plush lightweight midsole and adiPRENE+ for support in the forefoot.
The Tubes line of shoes is K-Swiss's attempt to reclaim a part of the mid priced sports shoe market. The shoe now sells for 60% off at 6PM.com, making its final price $35. The shoe comes in a blue and black pattern and has an air mesh upper, a lightly padded tongue and heel, a molded EVA insole that can be removed and the patented Tubes technology for amazing support through the sole.